Look! Star Wars in the Nursery

Look! Star Wars in the Nursery

Carrie McBride
Feb 26, 2009

Let's face it, nursery decor is really for the parents, so why not have fun with it? Sure, you may choose colors and objects you hope will please and stimulate your child, but nurseries are a reflection of you - your personality, your taste, your aspirations for your child. And we think Miles' Star Wars nursery reflects that he's got fun, creative parents!

Robin's husband Mark is a Star Wars enthusiast (to put it mildly) and Robin herself is a master sewer (and owner of Jigabug Baby) so two and two together resulted in a custom Star Wars nursery. "We wanted our son's nursery to be something that would have some type of significance and/or meaning but also to be something that wasn't too cutesy so when I saw something made with vintage Star Wars sheets, I knew I'd found the perfect theme. We've spent most of our time together doing things our way (which rarely is the same way as everyone else would do it) so, honestly, none of our friends were surprised or shocked - in fact, they all embraced it fully."

Vintage sheets from Ebay were transformed into crib bedding and basket liners. Star Wars Christmas ornaments were fashioned into a unique mobile. Bobble head dolls stand at attention adorning a shelf. (See more images here.)

Robin and Mark even had a Star Wars themed baby shower. Their diaper cake is below and you can check out more photos of this fun event at their "I Am Your Showwaaah" Flickr set.

We asked Robin if she thought she'd keep up the Star Wars theme for Miles' room as he got older:
"I probably have enough for toddler bedding but, to be honest, I haven't thought that far ahead. We really wanted to carry the theme along as he ages but are hesitant now that it's so mainstream (see: Pottery Barn Kids). My husband bought this really cool gadget (he ordered online from a company based in Japan) that projects stars on the ceiling - it's pretty amazing but Miles is still a bit young to enjoy it so we hope that as he grows older we'll be able to use it more. If Miles doesn't want a Star Wars room as he gets older, we'll both be cool with it - in fact, I hope our son doesn't want a Star Wars themed room as a teenager (we do want him to have a social life after all...)."

Finally, the pièce de résistance, was Miles' birth announcement made by Rattle N Roll. I'd seen their work and knew I wanted to use them for announcements - when we went with the Star Wars theme, I knew exactly what I wanted to do: the Star Wars movie poster with our son's face as Luke. I called them with my idea, sent a few pictures of our son, Ryan sketched it and we were blown away. Truly gifted work.

Thank you for sharing this with us Robin and Mark. May the force be with you Miles!

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